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Saw this wonderful coin on Vcoins, and nearly bought it, which would've concluded my purchases for the year, but then it just clicked that it looks too good, as I've never seen a Ptolemaic hockey puck in pristine condition! since it's on Vcoins I'm sure it's real, but I'm afraid if it has been tooled or smoothed. I don't shy away from damaged coins, but artificial altering is where I draw the line, and if I'm gonna spend this much money, it better be honest. 

So what do you experts think?

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7 hours ago, JayAg47 said:

Saw this wonderful coin on Vcoins, and nearly bought it, which would've concluded my purchases for the year, but then it just clicked that it looks too good, as I've never seen a Ptolemaic hockey puck in pristine condition! since it's on Vcoins I'm sure it's real, but I'm afraid if it has been tooled or smoothed. I don't shy away from damaged coins, but artificial altering is where I draw the line, and if I'm gonna spend this much money, it better be honest. 

So what do you experts think?

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I don't pretend to be an expert, but I see no visible evidence of tooling on this coin. A more relevant question you should be asking the vendor is: Has the coin been smoothed or brushed & repatinated ? If the vendor guaranties that it hasn't, buy it & send the coin to David Sear or NGC for a second opinion. If the coin hasn't been "monkeyed around with", $500.00 is a bargain.

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